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RULES

The official rules of KOD will govern the 2020 KOD World Cup Preliminaries and 2020 World Cup Finals in Munich, Germany. Battle formats will be 4v4 in Hip Hop, Popping, and Locking, and 3v3 in Breaking.

The 2020 KOD World Cup is only open to dancers who have citizenship and permanent resident in the following countries:

China, Japan, India, Australia, New Zealand, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Singapore, Malaysia, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, Brunei, Timor-Leste, Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Puerto Rico, Peru, Panama, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Venezuela, South Korea, United States of America, Canada, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal & France

Crew Selection - Qualification Round

All qualification rounds will be showcase style.

Hip Hop, Popping, & Locking

Teams will perform four 45-90 second solos (each dancer must perform once) and one 45-60 second routine. Routines must include two or more dancers.

The showcase must be no shorter than 3 minutes 45 seconds and no longer than 7 minutes.

Breaking

Teams will perform three 30-60 second solos (each dancer must perform once) and one 20-60 second routine. Routines must include two or more dancers.

The showcase must be no shorter than 1 minute 50 seconds and no longer than 4 minutes.

Judging for Qualification Rounds

Judges will give each solo and each routine a score between 1 and 10. The maximum score in Hip Hop, Popping, and Locking is 50 points. The maximum score in Breaking is 40 points.

The four teams with the highest score in each category will advance to the battle round. In the event of a tie in the qualification round, the teams will compete in a one-round, 1v1 battle.

Hip Hop, Popping, & Locking: Battle Rounds

Each team will have 7 Rounds total which must consist of 5 solos and 2 routines; no more, no less.

Solo Round: 60 seconds maximum. Commandos are not allowed.

Routine Round: 100 seconds maximum. Teams may start the round with a routine and end with a solo or start the round with a solo and end with a routine. During routine rounds, only the content of the routine will be judged; solos in routine rounds will not be judged.

Breaking: Battle Rounds

Each team will have 7 Rounds total which must consist of 5 solos and 2 routines; no more, no less.

Solo Round: 60 seconds maximum. Commandos are not allowed.

Routine Round: 100 seconds maximum. Teams may start the round with a routine and end with a solo or start the round with a solo and end with a routine. During routine rounds, only the content of the routine will be judged; solos in routine rounds will not be judged.

*IMPORTANT

The team that goes first controls the battle. The opponent must respond with the same type of round that the first team performs.

For example: If Team A starts with a solo, Team B must reply with a solo. If Team A starts with a routine, Team B must reply with a routine.

If Team a starts with A solo and Team B responds with a routine, Team A will automatically win the round.

If Team A fails to perform the mandatory two routines by the final round, Team B can simply perform with a routine and win the round.

We at KOD are strong believers in respect and sportsmanship. Any profanity and/or obscene gestures (e.g. the middle finger) during a battle are absolutely unacceptable and will result in a penalty or disqualification.